New church on the way in Copperopolis

A new 18,250-square-foot church will be built in Copperopolis, the Calaveras County Planning Commission decided Thursday. For the past 10 years, the congregation of Crossroads Church has been leasing space and meeting at the downtown Copperopolis Historical Church. The new church will sit on 12 acres at the northeast corner of Black Creek Road and Copper Cove Drive. Building will […]

World leaders gather to hear plight of animals

They came from Bali, Kenya and Oakland, and they were eager to see how Ed Stewart and Pat Derby keep their jumbo-sized retirees comfortable and their human caretakers safe. The Performing Animal Welfare Society n PAWS n hosted its annual War on Wildlife last week at the Ark 2000 sanctuary outside San Andreas. “We wanted to get out of the […]

Plea deal in works for accused robbers

Three young men accused of holding up a La Contenta convenience store have accepted reduced sentences in exchange for guilty pleas. The agreements are still unofficial and await reports from the Probation Department expected to be reviewed at a July 2 hearing in Calaveras County Superior Court. Jesse Norried, 20, Jerry Warden III, 20, and Kyle Nelson, 19, were in […]